WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomed Bleu Blakslee, Nelly Ganesan and Jeanette Quick to its Board of Directors.

“I’m thrilled that Bleu, Nelly and Jeanette have joined the Board,” said Oliver J. Kim, APIAHF board chair. “Their diversity of experience and knowledge will bring new energy to our progress toward health equity for our Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.”

“Bleu, Nelly and Jeanette are a welcomed addition to our Board of Directors,” said Juliet K. Choi, APIAHF president and CEO. “The communities we serve will benefit greatly from the depth and breadth of experiences they bring. We are fortunate to have their guidance as we continue to work to improve the health and well-being of our communities.”

Bleu Blakslee is the Senior Advisor for Emerging Markets and Philanthropy Partners at Save the Children US. She has spent 35 years in senior positions working in the nonprofit sector for national and international organizations with a focus on children’s healthcare and education. Blakslee serves on the International Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP) Board and is Co-Chair for the Punahou Alumni Association Northwest. She is a co-trainer for the Effective Philanthropy for Advisors Certification Program, presented in collaboration between Stanford PACS and AiP. Blakslee, a Native Hawaiian, was raised on Oahu, HI. Her educational background includes a BA in Business, Minority Studies, and French from the University of Arizona and St. Mary’s University and Golden Gate University School of Law.

Nelly Ganesan is the Executive Director of Health Equity and External Affairs for Morgan Health, a business unit within JPMorgan Chase focused on improving the quality, affordability and equity of individuals with employer-sponsored insurance. She has 20 years of experience working in the quality and value space with special expertise in care models focused on better care, better health, and lower costs and the use of patient-reported outcomes to enhance consumer experience for their entire care journey. She has a strong passion in ensuring all individuals receive the right care at the right time regardless of their race, gender-identity or financial situation. Ganesan has a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Global Health from Boston University and a BS in Economics from the University of Oregon.

Jeanette Quick was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom as the Deputy Commissioner of Investor Protection for the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). Prior to her appointment, Quick was Head of Compliance, Public Policy, and Financial Services Legal for Gusto, a small business and health care tech platform. Quick served as Senior Counsel on the United States Senate Banking Committee and Senior Attorney at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. She was an Eisenhower Fellow, Truman National Security Project Political Partner, United States-Spain Council Young Leader, member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs New Leader. Quick has a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) mission is achieving health equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities through law, policy, and practice. We envision a healthier future for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, inspired and driven by community.